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The vast majority of logs sold, in British Columbia, Canada, and elsewhere, go to the sawmilling industry for lumber production. With this year’s lockdown due to COVID19 then ramp-up of manufacturing, lumber prices swooned down drastically in spring and are now surging back up with powerful momentum.

While demand for construction framing dimension North American softwood lumber continued to surpass supply last week, it was noticeable that buyer orders to sawmills were slowing down. Indeed, customer interest seemed to shift from the benchmark Western Spruce-Pine-Fir to the East Side, as prices of Eastern Spruce-Pine...

At this time of year it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be stocked-up on inventory needs for ongoing building projects, and sawmills would be slowing down as normal seasonal closures and curtailments come into effect. However, this year - having largely stopped production during s...

The Coronavirus Epidemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months. Many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April, a result of reduced demand, closures of manufacturing facilities to protect workers, constraint in the handling capacity of go...

There are much fewer producers of wood panels than there are regular sawmills of North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber. As well, input costs for wood panel products are much higher. A spike in demand, whether for immediate repair needs or longer-term rebuilding, for plywood and oriented strand b...

After a wild ride down then up over the past few months, most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices in stabilized last week, to levels both producers and customers are comfortable with. Inventories remain spotty as sawmill production is still constrained and buyers continue to look for highly s...

Sales of Western-Spruce-Pine-Fir construction framing dimension softwood lumber in the United States took a step back last week as civil unrest around the country led to most buyers taking a circumspect approach, by sitting on whatever inventory they had. Construction in the Western portion of the US continued to ramp ...

Finland's consumption of forest industry by-products and wood residues increased by 1% from the previous year to nearly 12 million cubic metres in 2019. The consumption of bark totalled 7.9 million cubic metres, while different types of sawdust were consumed a total of 2.5 million, industrial chips 1.2 million and othe...

Given the current situation in many regions of the US, it is assured that demand for plywood and other panel sheathing is going to increase in the short-term. There are much fewer producers of this essential building material than there are regular sawmills of North American construction framing dimension softwood lumb...

Sawmills across North America looked toward the end of summer last week, as lumber prices continued to rise but sales volumes were unsteady. Lumber producers in the US and Canada considered this current market strength as temporary, and were already making plans for seasonal slow-downs when summer draws to a close. Sof...